OBITUARY

Linda Lou (Farmer) Green

January 14, 1948April 26, 2021
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Linda Lou Green, age 73, of Tallapoosa, Georgia passed away Monday, April 26, 2021. She was born January 14, 1948 and grew up in Corbin, Kentucky. In 1965, she married Terri Shelby. Her children lovingly called him “Daddy Terri”. After Terri’s passing, Linda moved to Douglasville in the 80’s. It was there she met Richard, whom she married on December 19, 1982. Linda was a woman of strong Christian Faith. She was always there for you to help when needed and loved to help others who were less fortunate. Linda adored babies and had been a neo-natal worker. She also was involved in the earliest research in children with HIV. She enjoyed collecting as well as making porcelain dolls. Linda was also a collector of spoons, bells, and elephants. In her spare time, she enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, especially landscapes and Thomas Kinkade.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Terri Lee Shelby; her father, Edward James Farmer; her mother, Nevada (Hall) Farmer; brothers, James Farmer and Victor Ray Barrett; daughter, Terri Lisa Shelby; and granddaughter, Charli Elizabeth Powell.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 38 years, Richard Green; daughters, Linda Ann Gann (Greg), Kendra Shelby Higgins (Brian), Tifani Shea Estes (Chris Crumley); son, Mark Travis Shelby; stepsons, Richard Gearld Green (Dianne) and Russell Winston Green (Debra); stepdaughters, Donna Elaine Schlosser (Joseph) and Trixie Annette Green; brother, Edward Neal Farmer; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; several life-long friends who supported her and helped her with her children; as well as numerous other loved ones, family and friends.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM. A graveside service is planned for Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 5755 Mallory Road, College Park, Georgia 30349.

Please take time to leave condolences with the family or share memories of Linda by visiting www.whitleygarner.com

Services have been entrusted to the care of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, 8640 Rose Avenue, Douglasville, Georgia 30134

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 28, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, April 29, 2021

Memories

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Trey Madlena

May 11, 2021

I missed you yesterday. We had a choir performance, i wished you could have been there. It wasn't my best. I pulled my hamstring, and yet you always told me to stay strong and keep going, So you are the reason i danced through the pain of the hamstring. And i did it with a smile on my face. I just wish you could have been there. But i know that you are watching my from Heaven. And i thank God for each day you were here for me. And because of you i am going to always stand strong, dance on, and let no one tell me i am not worth it. There is no pain, NO PAIN, that will cause me to back down from what i know i can do. I will push me past where i know i am standing. and go to a place where i want to be. And that is all because of you, thank you very much Mammaw. I love you so much. And i will never forget you. As long as i am a live so is your memory.

Joe Schlosser

April 29, 2021

Though Linda was my mother-in-law she was much more than that to me; she was mom. Both mom and dad were there at the birth of our children and I'll never forget changing my first diaper with mom watching. She just shook her head and said, "You're doing it wrong". At that moment I thought this was just the first of many parenting mistakes I would make. As I would come to learn there was nobody in our family that knew more about babies than mom; she always had the answer to whatever questions we had. She was so patient showing me how to change that diaper correctly. Love you mom!

Julia Madden

April 28, 2021

Met her when she was married to Terry (my cousin).They kept my son for a few days and she always told me they wanted to keep him for good and every time she saw me she told me we wanted him. She is gone now but she will always live in your heart. Prayers for all of you. Love all of you.

Trey Madlena

April 28, 2021

It was each year when my birthday rolled around when i loved to see her most. She made me feel like i was worth something to someone, she made me believe in myself. She is one reason I love to show my love for dance, and art. She made the small feel like they could do anything. I loved her, and she loved me, there was a lot of love in her heart, so if she loved you, you are honoured. you were loved by an amazing woman. But she is in a better place now, where there is no pain, no tears, no crying. But there is one thing i wish i could have done before her passing, And that would have been to say good-bye. And i would make this point out to everyone one else, say you love them, and never miss a moment, i love her, and i am saying good-bye, with all my love. And my deepest condolence to all of her friends and family.

Joe & Donna Schlosser

April 28, 2021

Life has no shortage of difficult moments; times when we've experienced great pain followed by comforting joy. This week has certainly brought about some truly dark days where our family has been overcome by emotions watching mom (Linda Farmer Green) suffer and slowly slip away. It’s difficult to describe how in that moment she passed we moved from a place of mourning to rejoicing knowing she was now in heaven. Our earthly loss is truly God’s gain. Often times such a loss produces a testing of faith and many struggle to find peace in the midst of such suffering.

The Bible never says that we won’t suffer in this world; in fact, it says the opposite. John 16:33 says, “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world." These words give me comfort knowing the same Spirit that enabled Jesus to endure the cross and overcome death dwelled within mom. It’s that same Spirit that surely saw her through her darkest hours.

As a Christ-follower, mom is now with God in a perfect place; she has moved from mourning in this world to rejoicing in the presence of our Lord. We see that throughout the Bible numbers carry meaning and in particular the number 7 represents perfection. Mom has no doubt heard the 7 words we all long to hear: “… Well done, [thou] good and faithful servant …” (Matthew 25:21 KJV) What joy that must have brought her knowing that she was finally home.

We love you mom and will never forget the lasting impression you’ve left on each of us that was blessed to have spent time with you on this earth. … until we meet again …

Joe & Donna Schlosser

Debra Mayfield

April 26, 2021

The staff of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home and Memorial Park would like to extend our most sincere condolence to the Green Family. We would like to thank you for entrusting the care of your loved one into our hands. Please remember you are not alone and we will always be here for you.

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Mom and Mark(Travis) snuggling in the comfy chair

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Mom and Mark(Travis) snuggling in the comfy chair

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Biography

Linda Lou Green, age 73, of Tallapoosa, Georgia passed away Monday, April 26, 2021. She was born January 14, 1948 and grew up in Corbin, Kentucky. In 1965, she married Terri Shelby. Her children lovingly called him “Daddy Terri”. After Terri’s passing, Linda moved to Douglasville in the 80’s. It was there she met Richard, whom she married on December 19, 1982. Linda was a woman of strong Christian Faith. She was always there for you to help when needed and loved to help others who were less fortunate. A grandmother and great-grandmother to many, she thought the grandchildren misbehaving was hilarious. Linda adored babies and had been a neo-natal worker. She also was involved in the earliest research in children with HIV. She enjoyed collecting as well as making porcelain dolls. Linda was also a collector of spoons, bells, and elephants. In her spare time, she enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, especially landscapes and Thomas Kinkade.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Terri Lee Shelby; her father, Edward James Farmer; her mother, Nevada (Hall) Farmer; brothers, James Farmer and Victor Ray Barrett; daughter, Terri Lisa Shelby; and granddaughter, Charli Elizabeth Powell.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 38 years, Richard Green; son, Mark Travis Shelby; stepsons, Richard Gearld Green (Dianne) and Russell Winston Green (Debra); daughters, Linda Ann Gann (Greg), Kendra Shelby Higgins (Brian), Tifani Shea Estes (Chris Crumley); stepdaughters, Donna Elaine Schlosser (Joseph) and Trixie Annette Green; brother, Edward Neal Farmer; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; several life-long friends who supported her and helped her with her children; as well as numerous other loved ones, family and friends.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM. A graveside service is planned for Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 5755 Mallory Road, College Park, Georgia 30349.

Please take time to leave condolences with the family or share memories of Linda by visiting www.whitleygarner.com

Services have been entrusted to the care of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, 8640 Rose Avenue, Douglasville, Georgia 30134